An extraordinary field season

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Earlier this month, our joint Univ. of Texas and Univ. of Kansas team returned from West Greenland, where we collected data regarding the behavior of ocean-terminating glaciers in a major fjord system.Many of the sensors we visited, including GPS receivers, … Continued

Preparing for AGU

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At the annual meeting this December, I’ll be making an invited presentation and co-convening a different session.  On behalf of AGU’s Cryosphere focus group, I am serving on the meeting planning committee.The fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union is … Continued

Understanding iceberg calving

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I’ve recently co-authored an accessible review of recent research into iceberg calving.  You can read it by clicking here. Approximately half of the ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet occurs where glaciers flow directly into the ocean.  At the … Continued

Going to sea to study glaciers

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I recently joined the UT Marine Geology and Geophysics field course on the Gulf of Mexico to learn about methods to study the seafloor.  When deployed at the fronts of glaciers, these techniques can help us identify the stability of … Continued

Anticipating new data

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Since arriving at UTIG in January, I’ve been continuing to explore how seismology can inform us about glacier behavior.  Now, with the summer field season approaching, colleagues and I are preparing to return to Greenland and recover a year’s worth … Continued

100+ citations

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My co-authors’ and my 2008 paper on subglacial hydrology and basal motion, published in Nature Geoscience, has now received over 100 citations. In Bartholomaus et al. (2008), we showed how the Kennicott Glacier flows fastest when water storage within and … Continued

Presentation at AGU awarded

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My final AGU talk as a graduate student has been awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award.  Thanks to all of the judges and administrators for the time volunteered to run this program.In my talk, I described how seismic waves produced … Continued

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